Hello, Cool Cat Families!

I want to recognize that today is the 2nd Annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Coronation is a sea of orange today as we recognize Orange Shirt Day. This morning on the announcements, students heard about Phyllis Webstad, residential school survivor and the creator of Orange Shirt Day. When Phyllis was six years old, she proudly wore her new orange shirt to her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis arrived, her orange shirt was taken away from her and never returned. Phyllis encourages us to wear orange today to educate people about residential schools and share the important message that Every Child Matters.

We will be holding an October drive in support of www.truenorthaid.ca, an organization that supports Northern Canadians with practical humanitarian support.

We will be collecting menstrual products for northern communities in Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut. If you would like to donate to our drive, we will be collecting menstrual pads, tampons, cloth pads, hot water bottles, and heating pads during the month of October. These items can be dropped off outside the main office.

A couple notes from the office:

There are many special events to recognize throughout the school year and your child’s birthday is one of those days. In the past, some families have sent treats to be shared with the class. For equity reasons, allergies and in following the nutritional standards for healthy eating outlined in Canada’s Food Guide, we ask that families not send treats for birthdays or special events. We appreciate your cooperation with this. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

Picture Day is coming! October 21st, individual photos will be taken. All students and staff will have their photos taken. No money or orders will be collected until AFTER PICTURE DAY. Proofs will be then sent home to families and orders can be made online. All students, whether they’re purchasing photos or not, will receive a class composite photo at no charge. This composite will replace class photos. Click here to see an example of a class composite. Each child will be “featured” on their personal class composite.

Thank you to those that have already reached out indicating their interest in becoming a volunteer with our School Council. Our first meeting on October 12th. It will be in person, beginning at 6:00 PM in the library at Coronation. We will also have a virtual option for those parents that are interested in attending virtually. This virtual link will be shared next week in our Friday letter to families. If you are interested in volunteering, please email jenni-rebecca_baer@wrdsb.ca or cor@wrdsb.ca to submit your name and we will contact you next week with more details.

The following forms have been added to the “Forms” tab on School-Day:

Media Release – IS-19-L

Responsible Use Procedure

Concussion Code of Conduct

These forms are mandatory and must be completed each year for each student. Please click on the following link to go to the form-https://www.school-day.com/pg/form/group/.

Please note, this link will take you to the new mobile version of School-Day (www.school-day.app) where you will be required to sign in using your School-Day credentials. You may also access the forms when you are signed into your school day account under forms.

Clicking on the form will open the information on the screen. Next the parent/guardian can click on the acknowledge button > to open a new screen to continue the review of information and complete the acknowledgement required. Once the acknowledgement is added, the parent/guardian must click done to return to the previous page.

The parent/guardian must now click “Submit Form” to submit the completed acknowledgement to the school. Once the form has been submitted, no further changes can be made. Repeat for each student if applicable.

Please contact the office with any questions that you may have.

Upcoming Dates

There are lots of celebrations this month. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, Islamic Heritage Month, 2SLGBTQIA History Month, Child Abuse prevention Month, Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, Women’s History Month, Latin American Heritage Month and German Heritage Month

Sept 26 – Oct 5 – Our Hindu families are celebrating Navaratri

Oct 2 – Custodial Appreciation Day

Oct 4 – 5 – Our Jewish families are celebrating Yom Kippur

Oct 5 – World Teachers Day

Oct 7 – 8 – Our Islamic families are celebrating Mawlid

Oct 7 – 15 – Our Hindu families are celebrating Navaratri

Oct 9 – 16 – Our Jewish families are celebrating Sukkot

Oct 10 – Thanksgiving (No School on Monday)

Oct 12 – Coronation School Council Meeting open to all

Oct 12 – 13 – Our Hindu families are celebrating Karva Chauth

Oct 15 – Library Workers Day

Oct 16 – 18 – Our Jewish families are celebrating Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Oct 18 – DECE Appreciation Day

Oct 19 – School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Oct 21 – Picture Day

Oct 24 – Our Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Newar Buddhist families are celebrating Diwali

Oct 24 – PD Day & Municipal Election

Oct 27 – Wear Purple in support of children’s rights

Oct 28 – Spirit Day “-er Day” – dress as your favourite ‘-er’ word (baker, teacher, singer, gamer, construction worker, Earth lover, etc.) & Spirit Assembly

Oct 31 – Halloween – wear orange and black and purple

Oct 31 – Our Wiccan and Neopagan families are celebrating Samhain


If you aren’t already, please follow us on social media @corwrdsb on Instagram and Twitter.

And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Jenni-Rebecca Baer



Mr. Bryan Rankine